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August 19, 2014

A Perfectly Portland Summer Ride

Ride the northeastern edge of...

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Hit the Streets on the Catch That Thief! Challenge

In the US alone, a bike is stolen every 30 seconds. That’s not a typo, that’s a problem. Our friends at Project 529 and Ride With GPS have teamed up to raise awareness that bike thieves...

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‘Cross update: A new weekly race series and a training talk

Weeknight racing at PIR? Sign me up!(Photo by J. Maus/BikePortland) Two items of cyclocross news to share today: There’s a new, weekly race series and a talk by locally-based elite racer Beth Ann Orton. The big news is the announcement of the Rapha Trophy Cup presented by Western Bikeworks. This new cyclocross race series starts Read More »


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City Bicycle Advisory Committee leaders offer new vision, seek new members

"The No. 1 thing that we I think we're missing from the committee is people who are in the bicycle industry."


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Guest Article: Want to spice up Sunday Parkways? Then step up

PBOT wants to make Sunday Parkways bigger and better... But they'll need your help to do it.


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August 18, 2014

Regional ODOT Director Jason Tell leaves job for private sector

ODOT's top staffer in Portland has left the agency for a consulting job.


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Novick, Treat will trumpet transportation needs on van tour tomorrow

Novick to hit the streets.(Photo by J. Maus/BikePortland) Transportation Commissioner Steve Novick and PBOT Director Leah Treat want to hear from you about neighborhood transportation needs. They also wants to draw attention to existing problems they’d like to fix with your money. Novick and Treat are in the middle of a major effort to pass Read More »


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Portland’s Circa Cycles wants to bring $1500 custom bicycles to the mainstream

A Portland startup is marrying the 1980s concept of "screwed and glued" modular frames with modern computer machining to dramatically cut the price of a custom handmade bike.


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The Monday Roundup: Robin Williams, Detroit’s biking rise & more

UPS's new Cargo Cruiser is a highlight of the week's best bike news.


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Meet Bike Enthusiast, Austin!

Austin Grisham is so excited about biking he co-founded a cycling club! He started the Cycling Club of Portland so people from all backgrounds can connect […]

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August 15, 2014

Cars will be detoured onto SE Clinton during Division Street repaving

SE Clinton is already overrun with cars. Now the city plans to detour traffic from SE Division onto it for two weeks.


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Comment of the Week: How self-driving cars are actually going to work

“Car, take me to IKEA.”


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First look: Warning signs installed near skinny bike lane on Interstate Ave

New warning signs on Interstate Ave are intended to warn road users about the presence of bicycle riders.


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August 14, 2014

Biking Skills- Communication

Whether you are out for a relaxing ride on a secluded bike path or you’re commuting by bicycle on a congested downtown roadway, chances are you […]

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August 12, 2014

What Makes A Great Bike City?

A brief glimpse at...

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Cooling Off On Summer Rides

Stay safe on hot rides with these...

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Happy Hour: Gear up for the Bike Commute Challenge!

Join us for a happy hour and get geared up for the Bike Commute Challenge! Come meet the BTA advocate for your neighborhood! We’re having two separate […]

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Sherar’s Falls Loop

Challenging, but worth...

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August 11, 2014

A Gorgeous Opportunity to Explore Washington County | Aug 23

People are finally catching on - Washington County has some incredible riding. That's something the Beaverton, Banks and Beyond ride has known for...

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Meet Hau, Committed Commuter & Mother of Three!

It can be challenging to balance work and family responsibilities, let alone fit exercise into your schedule on top of that. Hau Hagedorn, a Research Program […]

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August 08, 2014

Bike Commute Workshop Webinar, August 13th.

August 13, 2014, 12:00-1:00 pm RSVP Hosted in partnership with Oregon Safe Routes to School. Join us for a live webinar based on our popular bike […]

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August 07, 2014

Register your bike with Project 529

Every 30 seconds, a bike is stolen in the US. Bicycle theft is a problem. In order to help address this issue, the Bicycle Transportation Alliance […]

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KBOO Bike Show: PBOT Leadership

 Listen to the show (mp3, 26.4MB) Christopher and Jocelyn talk with Portland Bureau of Transportation Director Leah Treat, and newly hired Active Transportation Division Manager Margi Bradwell, about PBOT funding, budgets, workplans and transformation to get to Vision Zero.

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August 06, 2014

BTA Block Party at Sunday Parkways- August 24th

The BTA Block Party at Sunday Parkways is Sunday, August 24 2014 from 11am-4pm at Universal Cycles Marketplace (2202 E Burnside St). Do you love the BTA and […]

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Bike Commute Challenge Registration is Now Open!

Registration for the Bicycle Transportation Alliance’s September Bike Commute Challenge is Now Open! Register and log your trips at bikecommutechallenge.com. The BTA is also excited to announce […]

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August 05, 2014

Summer Fun Rides with El Programa Hispano

This summer we were super excited to have the chance to work with El Programa Hispano’s Puentes program. Working together we were able to provide bike safety […]

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Policymaker’s Ride Recap

Last Friday, Chris Smith and myself joined approximately 150 fellow riders on Cycle Oregon’s 10th annual Policymaker’s Ride. Other participants of the ride ran the entire spectrum of invested parties from the Mayor & his wife to city council members to health professionals and more. Indianapolis’ mayor Greg Ballard participated at the invitation from Portland […]

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BTA Member Profile: 450+ All-Stars Pedal With Purpose

As part of our regular Member Profile, this month we’d like to give a big ol’ shout out to all the amazing people who decided to […]

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August 04, 2014

Sugar Wheel Works: The Bakery for Wheels

“We’re the bakery for wheels,” says Sugar Wheels Works owner, Jude Gerace. “You can get a birthday cake at a grocery store and it’s pretty good. […]

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August 01, 2014

Introducing Bike Bucks

The Bicycle Transportation Alliance is proud to present a new addition to our member discount program, Bike Bucks! Local bike shops and bike-friendly businesses throughout the […]

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July 31, 2014

Summer Fun Photo Gallery

Supper fun photos of Oregon bike...

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July 30, 2014

Training For a Distance Ride

Tips to help you conquer the...

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We Ride HUNDOS

Bike riding has evolved, and it's time for our attitude and language around it to evolve,...

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Portland Century: Explore the All New Routes

An exploration of the full hundo course for this year's Portland Century, and tips for conquering the relatively flat and extremely gorgeous...

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July 03, 2014

KBOO Bike Show: Bikepacking

 Listen to the show (mp3, 26.4MB) Tori and Jocelyn discuss using your bike to get away from civilization with Maria Schur, Donnie Kolb and Jay Petervary.

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June 05, 2014

KBOO Bike Show: Writers

 Listen to the show (mp3, 25.4MB) Tori and new hosts Jocelyn Gaudi and Christopher DeLaney talk with three cycling authors to discuss their books and their writing: Ellee Thalheimer - Cycling Sojourner: Washington Evan Schneider - Boneshaker: A Bicycling Almanac Christine Bruce – This Road Continues One Block North

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May 24, 2014

Mapping Bikes

PSU Transportation Seminar: GIS Tools for Bicycle Network Analysis and Planning? Speaker: Mike Lowry, Professor, University of Idaho Topics: GIS Tools for Bicycle Network Analysis and Planning When: Friday, May 30, 2014, 12-1 p.m. Where: PSU Urban Center Building, SW 6th and Mill, Room 204 Summary: This presentation is a showcase of various GIS tools developed for bicycle network analysis and […]

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May 08, 2014

KBOO Bike Show: Aftermass

 Listen to the show (mp3, 16.8MB) Tori, Alon and new host Jocelyn Gaudi speak with Joe Biel and Sara Stout, discussing bicycle advocacy and bike fun in the context of the Critical Mass movement. Joe’s documentary “Aftermass” about Critical Mass in Portland (and its demise) will screen in Portland on May 23rd.

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May 04, 2014

A Portland Plan Take on the Twenties Bikeway

There’s a great deal of controversy around the question of whether or not parking removal on NE/SE 28th Ave should be part of the solution for the 20s bikeway. At the moment PBOT is leaning toward not removing parking, which means no dedicated bikeway in this section of the project (roughly between Oregon and Stark […]

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April 26, 2014

How Well Do Protected Bike Lanes Work?

PSU Transportation Seminar: Speaker: Professor’s Chris Monsere and Jennifer Dill, Portland State University Topics: Highlights from the Green Lane: A Comprehensive Evaluation of Protected Cycling Facilities When: Friday, May 2, 2014, 12-1 p.m. Where: PSU Urban Center Building, SW 6th and Mill, Room 204 Summary: Cycling is on the rise across the U.S. and its popularity has grown beyond the usual […]

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April 21, 2014

Realizing a Dream, if Only for a Day

I’ve been a member of City Club for years (more than two decades actually) and a few years ago I mounted a small campaign to get them to put pressure on the Sentinel Hotel, where they meet for their Friday Forums (then known as the Governor Hotel), to add some quality bicycle parking (there are […]

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April 04, 2014

KBOO Bike Show: Elly Blue

 Listen to the show (mp3, 26.5MB) Steph and new host Alon Raab are joined by author/publisher/speaker/advocate Elly Blue. They dispel myths and discuss her new book “Bikenomics: How Bicycling Can Save the Economy” (she asks that you buy it from an independent bookstore), her zine and book publishing, the women’s bicycle movement and a wide range of […]

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